May 28th 2006
J'AIME TAMBEUR IS LEAVING ISLANDS, AND THE BAND GOES ON.
The long time collaboration that is Nick Diamonds and J'aime Tambeur has come to its end. Main songwriter Nick Diamonds will continue on with the band as it's currently experiencing an impressive and fortunate peak. Tours will remain in tact, future recording will come.
"It is with sadness that I report Jamie has left Islands, but the band waltzes on! We wish Jamie the best in his new life. Islands are forever." -NICK DIAMONDS
"The fact is that I don't need to be in a band anymore. I think Islands is one of the best, if not the best band out there these days, and I have every confidence that they will do incredibly well. I'm just not sure that being in a successful band is all that important to me anymore. I'm not leaving because of any problems with people in the band. It's very hard to do this, Nick and I have been creating together for quite a long time now... our relationship, both creative and personal is something that I will cherish for the rest of my life." -J'AIME TAMBEUR * (various thoughts from a statement)